Looking for summer fun? There is nothing like visiting water parks in Tennessee with your family during a hot summer! The humidity is thick, the days are long, and the water slides are inviting.
Here are 7+ indoor and outdoor water parks in Tennessee you and your family are going to love.
WILDERNESS AT THE SMOKIES
Depending on the time of year, Wilderness At The Smokies rivals Dollywood Splash Country as my favorite water park in Tennessee. This is one of those year-round use water parks within an indoor pool that makes for a great weekend getaway in January when everyone is going stir crazy!
Wilderness at the Smokies actually has three water parks on the resort property. It features two outdoor water parks and is also home to Tennessee’s largest indoor waterpark — Wild WaterDome.
You’ll also find a wide variety of accommodation options here, as well as laser tag, carnival rides, bowling, rock climbing wall, mini golf, an arcade, and more.
SOAKY MOUNTAIN WATERPARK
One of Tennessee’s newer water parks, Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Sevierville is a perfect family getaway!
This water park features some thrilling water fun you’ve never seen before — like the Avalaunch water coaster. You’ll also find a wave pool, raft rides, and a play area just for kids. There are so many water slides, raft rides, body slides, and racing slides…you’ll never run out of things to do.
You’ll also find plenty of concessions, food trucks, and dining spots.
DOLLYWOOD SPLASH COUNTRY
If you are looking for a true and authentic Tennessee water park experience, then Dollywood Splash Country is just the ticket!
Dollywood Splash Country is nestled into the natural surroundings of the beautiful majestic Smoky Mountains. You’ll find everything from lazy rivers and wave pools, to cutting edge and unique water slides. RiverRush is their water coaster, and it takes you three stories high before you go slide down through tunnels and drops.
As much as we love Dollywood Splash Country, it does get crowded in the summer and at times the lines move slowly. We have taken advantage of their TimeSaver passes and genuinely recommend them to those who would like to enjoy more rides with less wait time.
You may also consider staying at nearby DreamMore Resort, as there is a back entrance into Splash Country right across the street. The DreamMore Resort also has its own amazing pools and splash pad.
NASHVILLE SHORES LAKESIDE RESORT
With an excellent location next to Percy Priest Lake, Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is the perfect retreat to escape the heat!
The park has eight water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, and the famous Kowabunga Beach! Kowabunga Beach is a 4-story water play structure with over 70 different water spray features and slides. For little visitors, Barefootin’ Bay is perfect because it’s a smaller play structure with slides and water spray features.
One thing we absolutely love about the resort is that there is a campground on the property! Cabins are also available to rent, and there are 84 RV sites with full hook-ups.
Treetop Adventure Park is also located inside Nashville Shores Resort Park. The adventure park has over 100 obstacle courses ranging from zip lines and suspended bridges, to Tarzan swings.
LAKE WINNIE SOAK YA
Lake Winnie is one of the best family amusement parks — in Georgia! Wait, what? This water park is so close to the Tennessee line, that although technically in Georgia, they advertise themselves as a Tennessee park too.
This combination amusement park and water park has been winning the hearts of families for over 90 years. Soak Ya is the water park that is located within the Lake Winnie amusement park just outside of Chattanooga, TN at Lake Winnepesaukah.
The park features a large lazy river and wave pool, along with a variety of tube slides and a toddler splashing area.
For those looking for a less expensive option in the Nashville area, Wave Country will be a great choice. Families love this city-run water park in Tennessee that features a large wave pool, multiple slides, and a kiddie splash area.
There is plenty of parking at Wave Country, and the admission price is considerably less than other water parks listed. Guests and visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets, and floats.
WETLANDS WATER PARK
Wetlands Water Park, located just east of Johnson City, features many slides for all members of the family, including some for even the youngest in your party. Attractions in the park include a long lazy river, a zero-depth wading area, tumble buckets, a children’s otter slide, and plenty of other areas to splash and play for the whole family.
You’re welcome to bring your own tubes here, or they offer some to rent for a small fee.
WESTGATE SMOKY MOUNTAIN RESORT WILD BEAR FALLS
Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort Wild Bear Falls in Gatlinburg is an indoor water park that is available to resort guests as well as outside guests year-round. One of the most unique features about Wild Bear Falls is its retractable roof. In the summer months guests can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, and in the winter guests can enjoy a climate-controlled play area.
Wild Bear Falls features a lazy river, a large open swimming area, water slides, hot tubs, and splash areas with play structures. A full snack bar is available onsite.
MORE WATER PARKS IN TENNESSEE
- SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland Resort (Nashville). Four acres of combined indoor rides and activities, spacious private cabanas and seasonal outdoor water amenities.
- Franklin Pool & Splash Park (Franklin). Seasonal, outdoor 6,000 square foot pool and water slides.
MORE INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRIP TO TENNESSEE
- YOUR TENNESSEE VACATION
- ZOOS & AQUARIUMS: 13+ Awesome Zoos and Aquariums in TN Families Will Love
- TN WITH KIDS: 23+ Absolute Best Things To Do in Tennessee With Kids
- GLAMPING: Glamping in Tennessee: 21+ Perfect Places To Relax & Unwind
- WATERFALLS: 13 Amazing Waterfalls in Tennessee You Should Chase
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